Klopp up for FIFA Best Men's Coach of the Year award

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and manager Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and manager Jurgen Klopp

FIFA, the world football governing body, have announced the Best Men's Player award nominees for the 2017-2018 season, with France's World Cup star Kylian Mbappe and Egypt's Mohamed Salah being among those shortlisted.

World champions France also have forward Antoine Griezmann and central defender Raphael Varane in the list.

After having a fantastic season with Barcelona where he won the domestic double i.e La Liga and Copa del Rey, he continued his great form for the national side in the entire duration of the tournament.

Deschamps became only the third person to lift win the World Cup as both a player and a coach in the men's game. They all make it after impressive campaigns for their respective nations at the World Cup.

Salah, was the top scorer in European club football a year ago, scoring 44 goals for the Premier League side in all competitions, and picking up player of the seasons honours in England.

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Barcelona's first team coach Ernesto Valverde has been named as one of candidates in FIFA's "The Best" Coach category.

Federation Internationale de Football Association also announced the 10 nominees for The Best Women's Player award: Lucy Bronze, Pernille Harder, Ada Hegerberg, Amandine Henry, Samantha Kerr, Saki Kumagai, Dzsenifer Marozsan, Marta, Megan Rapinoe and Wendie Renard.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp join Southgate on the shortlist for the coach award.

The Spurs striker also scored 30 goals in the Premier League last season to feature on the list for the "Best Fifa Men's Player award".

Votes from the media, national team coaches, national team captains and fans will decide whether Salah's achievements are enough to see him take the gong at an award ceremony in September in London.

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